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Recipe Category: Salads

Parmesan, Pear and Rocket Salad

A fresh, peppery salad balanced with the fruitiness of pear and the creamy bite of Parmesan.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 100g Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 firm ripe pear
  • 120g baby rocket, washed

Shave Parmesan using a vegetable peeler. Dry fry pine nuts in a frypan for 2-5 minutes, shaking occasionally, until toasted. Shake olive oil, lemon rind and juice and mustard together in a screw-top jar and season to taste. Finely slice pear, removing seeds and core, and drizzle with a little dressing. Add pear to rocket and gently toss with remaining dressing and Parmesan, reserving some to sprinkle on top. Serve salad sprinkled with toasted pine nuts, reserved Parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: James Vlahogiannis
Date Created: 19/08/2009